400 million people on lockdown?

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/more-400-million-people-lockdown-guangzhou-joins-quarantine

Guangzhou, the capital of China’s southwestern Guangdong Province and the country’s fifth largest city with nearly 15 million residents, has just joined the ranks of cities imposing a mandatory lockdown on all citizens, effectively trapping residents inside their homes, with only limited permission to venture into the outside world to buy essential supplies.

The decision means 3 provinces, 60 cities and 400 million people are now facing China’s most-strict level of lockdown as Beijing struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak as the virus has already spread to more than 2 dozen countries.

Well, that is not good

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8 thoughts on “400 million people on lockdown?”

  1. Geez! Scary news.

    That said, as soon as we heard about this virus, we made some decisions about how we would handle any illness in our home until the situation is resolved.     Primarily because we feared news such as the above would be withheld until it was too late to  make informed decisions on whether or not to seek medical attention at a hospital in the event of flu symptoms.

    So, when hubby became very ill a couple weeks ago, and it was confirmed he had contracted Influenza B virus (despite having gotten a flu shot this year), we made the decision to stay in home with only supportive therapy.

    Shortly after he first became ill,  we realized we did need to get some medical help until his slow moving immune system could mount a defense.  Thus, we decided to go to a low usage Urgent Care Center (which fortunately did not take him via ambulance to hospital as they usually do).

    Instead, after confirming Hubby had Influenza B and taking some x-rays, the Doctor gave him prescriptions for typical steroid medication, antibiotic ( he had some ‘fogginess’ in the bottom of one lung), and some medication for his cough (he would lose his breath a bit when he coughed).  He also began breathing treatments every 6 hours, and of course had complete bed rest with as much sleep as his body wanted.  Also, everything that came into contact with his face (toothbrush, bpap mask, etc.) was sprayed with a antiviral, antibiotic spray after any usage as were all surfaces, faucets and door knobs etc., he would touch.  One might say I became hyper-vigilant about flu bugs while I thought he was likely in ‘virus sharing’ status.  And, I admit I even bought N95 face masks (they were still available then) AND wrap-around eye covers — just in case.  Yep, I guess one could say I got a little ‘excited’ about a potential threat.

    It took a little over two weeks but I am happy to advise he is just about completely back on his feet, although we did experience a couple  ‘second-guessing-ourselves’ anxiety days during the worst of it.

    All that said, we believe he is enjoying a full recovery —  for real — and not just one of those mid-flu ‘day or two’ faux-recoveries.

    For myself and my family, I would not go near a hospital until a few weeks after this novel coronavirus contagion hits its peak, which I last heard is not expected to occur until sometime in April this year.  But that’s just me.  I’m not a medical doctor and I’m not giving advice/recommendations.  Just saying, panic is not necessary but,  in my opinion, vigilance is especially appropriate if the virus comes to ‘visit’ your city.

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  2. TempTime:
    I even bought N95 face masks (they were still available then) AND wrap-around eye covers — just in case.

    It’s good to be prepared even if it turns out to be nothing, just like having insurance. Thoughtful people are recommending having supplies on hand in case there’s panic in your town, for when there is the shelves will be bare. I don’t just mean N95 respirators, which have already vanished most places, but disinfectant, ordinary over-the-counter drugs, and anything similar that might suddenly become scarce. These are items worth having at home anyway.

    Glad to hear your husband is on the mend.

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  3. drlorentz:

    TempTime:
    I even bought N95 face masks (they were still available then) AND wrap-around eye covers — just in case.

    It’s good to be prepared even if it turns out to be nothing, just like having insurance. Thoughtful people are recommending having supplies on hand in case there’s panic in your town, for when there is the shelves will be bare. I don’t just mean N95 respirators, which have already vanished most places, but disinfectant, ordinary over-the-counter drugs, and anything similar that might suddenly become scarce. These are items worth having at home anyway.

    Glad to hear your husband is on the mend.

    Socks. One should always have enough socks.

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  4. EThompson:
    Again, what is causing it?

    @EThompson,

    Short answer:  no one who knows is talking, news sources have gone silent, thus no one is responding to your query.   Too much liability to admit to being the creator of this virus.   I don’t think we will know the truth for a long time.

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